BOC Board of Directors Elects 2015 Executive Committee

January 26, 2015

The 2015 Executive Committee (EC) of its Board of Directors has been announced by the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC).

James L. Hewlett, BOCO

The following EC members have been elected to another one-year term in their respective roles:

  • Chair: James L. Hewlett, BOCO, DMEPOS Consultant for ConsultantsPRN, Educator and Author for OandPEdu.com
  • Vice Chair: R. Jeffrey Hedges, CDME, President of R. J. Hedges and Associates
  • Treasurer: James Newberry, Jr., BOCPO, BOCPD, LPO, owner/practitioner at Mahnke’s Orthotics-Prosthetics, Inc.
  • Immediate Past Chair: John P. Kenney, MURP, BOCO, Vice President of Ongoing Care Solutions, Inc.

The Executive Committee welcomes L. Bradley Watson, BOCP, BOCO, LPO, as Secretary and William J. Powers, MBA, LFACHE, as Member-at-Large.

Watson is an owner/practitioner at Clarksville Limb & Brace and Rehab, Inc. and is a second-generation BOC Orthotist and Prosthetist with over twenty years of experience. He joined the BOC Board in 2012.

Powers joined the BOC Board in 2010 and served on the Executive Committee as Secretary in 2014 and as Treasurer in 2013 and 2012. He is a retired Chief Operating Officer of the American Nurses Association and retired Air Force Medical Service Corp. Officer. Additionally, Powers is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Transitioning off of the Executive Committee is Mark L. Parris, PharmD, RPh, COF, who served two terms as Member-at-Large and will remain on the BOC Board as a Director. Parris owns and practices at Parris Medical Services in Blue Ridge, Georgia and is a member of the Georgia Pharmacy Association, serving on the Committee of Governmental Affairs.

BOC President & CEO, Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, commented, “Our Board continues to be comprised of highly engaged and experienced professionals who embody BOC’s values, which include integrity, continuous improvement, and teamwork. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together in 2015.”